Opening doors, when things are not so easy – we are talking about freight container doors

An interesting article about a seemingly easy and innocuous activity like opening a door.. But when you relate it to a freight container, you can see the importance that it holds.. Car manufacturers may advertise the reassuring ‘clunk’ when a car door is shut and we would generally expect to open a car door with ease. On a particularly frosty … Read more here..


Do your container fleets meet the latest safety standards?

The TT Club addresses this issue in great detail as per their article below.. The safety of containers was initially addressed when there were tens of thousands of units. Now, some 45 years later, there are tens of millions in circulation. The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has been reviewing the processes associated with the Convention for Safe Containers – are you … Read more here..


Top 10 Things to Keep In Mind When Shipping Overseas

This is a guest post by Celina Jones – who as the owner of a shipping consulting business,  has quite a lot of experience in helping organizations send shipment overseas to several different countries. She sees the emergence of websites like Verschiffung USA as a new trend, with shipping facilities going out of their way to make sure that their target markets … Read more here..


What is a Flexitank..??

flexi tank after loading

Article about Flexitank – which is a bladder or bag used for the transport and/or storage of a non-regulated liquid inside a cargo transport unit (container)..

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What are Pallets and Palletizing in Shipping?

This article was originally posted by Mohit in http://www.marineinsight.com..   Pallets are plane (flat) structures utilised in cargo container ships for supporting goods or containers. Cargo consignments are piled atop these structures, the process being referred to as palletizing. Palletizing is regarded to be a sure-safe way of dispatching marine cargo consignments, just as palletized cargo ships are held in high regard in … Read more here..


Vertical folding shipping container

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Vertical folding shipping container – boy do i love shipping.. Shipping, Freight and Maritime is such an interesting field i tell you.. There is something happening all the time in this dynamic industry.. Staxxon is a company that is based in Dayton, Ohio, USA.. For the past year, the Staxxon team had been developing a folding intermodal container solution that addresses … Read more here..


Difference between Demurrage and Detention

demurrage, detention and port charges

Demurrage and Detention – a very contentious topic and one of the most expensive costs in containerised shipping..

This article discusses all about Container Demurrage and Detention and the differences and similarities across various countries and shipping lines..

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Identifying a stow position

how stowage planning works

Some of the people in the industry can identify where a container has been stowed on board of a ship just by reading the stow position (also known as cell position) and also whether it is a 20’ or a 40’ container that is stowed there..

How they do this..?? Mainly based on experience in handling stowage plans, but there is a formula to it..

I will explain below..

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